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This list of the real names of DJs will inform and enlighten you, because who even knew some of the best DJs in history used stage names? "Deadmau5" wasn't his mother's idea? Get out. Armin van Buuren and David Guetta use their given name to record their music and perform live, but most disc jockeys use a stage name. Some, like Martin Garrix, use a variation of their given names; he was born Martijn Garritsen. Some DJs use nicknames that they have had their whole life, while other EDM artists create an entirely new persona. Some DJs have even changed their stage names multiple times.

Who are the most famous DJs who use stage names? Dutch DJ Tiësto was born Tijs Michiel Verwest in 1969. Dubstep superstar Skrillex was born Sonny John Moore in 1988 Los Angeles and grew up in the Bay Area. Swedish EDM DJ Avicii was born Tim Bergling. He passed away in 2018 at age 28.

A couple of famous rappers have gone by multiple stage names. Green Velvet was born Curtis Alan Jones in 1967 Chicago. Among the many names he has used to release tracks include Geo Vogt, Curan Stone, Half Pint, and, most famously, Cajmere.

Would you use a stage name if you were a DJ? Would it be something bada** or something fun and really crazy?!

3LAU is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
3LAU - born Justin David Blau Justin Blau, better known by his stage name 3LAU, is an American progressive house and electro house producer and Ableton performer. Based in Las Vegas, he has released three mixtapes since 2011 ...more

A-Trak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
A-Trak - born Alain Macklovitc Montreal, Canada Alain Macklovitch, known by his stage name A-Trak, is a Canadian DJ, turntablist, record producer, and music label executive. He is the owner of the record label Fool's Gold.

Afrika Bambaataa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Afrika Bambaataa - born Lance Taylor New York City, New York, United States of America Kevin Donovan, better known by the stage name Afrika Bambaataa, is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York. He is notable for releasing a series of genre-defining electro tracks in the ...more

Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Afrojack - born Nick van de Wall Spijkenisse, Kingdom of the Netherlands Nick van de Wall, commonly known by his stage name Afrojack, is a Dutch music producer and DJ. In 2014 he released his debut album Forget the World. Afrojack regularly features in top 10 of DJ ...more

Alesso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Alesso - born Alessandro Lindblad Stockholm, Sweden Alessandro Lindblad, commonly known by his stage name Alesso, is a Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer. He has worked with numerous EDM artists, including Avicii, OneRepublic, Calvin ...more

Annie Mac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Annie Mac - born Annie MacManus Dublin, Republic of Ireland Annie MacManus, popularly known as Annie Mac, is an Irish DJ and television presenter. She is known as the eponymous host of the electronic dance music show Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 in the ...more

Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Aphex Twin - born Richard David James Limerick, Republic of Ireland Richard David James, best known by his alias Aphex Twin, is a British electronic musician and composer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most inventive and influential figure ...more

Andy Moor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Andy Moor - born Andrew Beardmore Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent, United Kingdom Andy Moor is the English trance and progressive Producer DJ. He has used multiple aliases in the past and has been part of Indigo, Leama & Moor, Lewis & Moor, Tilt, Whiteroom, and Zoo ...more

Angger Dimas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Angger Dimas - born Raden Angger Dimas Riyanto Angger Dimas is an indonesian electronic musician, DJ and music producer from Jakarta, Indonesia. Angger Dimas started playing guitar at age 7 and first became active in the Jakarta club scene ...more

Arty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Arty - born Artem Stoliarov Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russia Artem Stoliarov (born 28 September 1989), known professionally as Arty, is a Russian trance and progressive house producer, DJ and model. He has collaborated with Armin van Buuren, Above & ...more

ATB is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
ATB - born André Tanneberger Freiberg, Germany André Tanneberger, under his stage name of ATB, is a German DJ, musician, and producer of techno & dance music. According to the official world DJ rankings governed by DJ Magazine, ...more

Avicii is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Avicii - born Tim Bergling Stockholm, Sweden Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, is a Swedish EDM DJ, remixer, and a country and electro house record producer. Avicii ranked 3rd on DJ Magazine '​s annual Top 100 DJs in ...more

Axwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Axwell - born Axel Christofer Hedfors Stockholm, Sweden Sven Axel Christofer Hedfors, better known under his stage name Axwell, is a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer and record label owner. He is one third of what once was the Swedish House Mafia ...more

Basshunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Basshunter - born Jonas Erik Altberg Halmstad, Sweden Jonas Erik Altberg, better known by his stage name Basshunter, is a Swedish singer-songwriter, record producer, and DJ. He is best known for his number one hits "Boten Anna", "Vi ...more

Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Bassnectar - born Lorin Ashton Santa Cruz, California, United States of America Lorin Ashton, better known under his stage name Bassnectar, is an American DJ and record producer. He is best known for his live performances, light shows, and community engagement.

Bob Sinclar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Bob Sinclar - born Christophe Le Friant Bois-Colombes, France Bob Sinclar is a French record producer, house music DJ, remixer and the owner of the label Yellow Productions.

Boys Noize is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Boys Noize - born Alexander Ridha Hamburg, Germany Alexander Ridha, better known by his stage name Boys Noize, is a German electronic music producer and DJ. It is similar to the name of Ridha's label, Boysnoize Records, which he established in ...more

BT is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
BT - born Brian Wayne Transeau Rockville, Maryland, United States of America Brian Wayne Transeau, better known by his stage name BT, is an American music producer, composer, technologist, audio technician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. An artist in the ...more

Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Calvin Harris - born Adam Richard Wiles Dumfries, United Kingdom Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His debut studio album I Created Disco was released ...more

Chicane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Chicane - born Nicholas Bracegirdle Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom Chicane is a British composer, songwriter and record producer. Among his successful works are singles "Offshore", an Ibiza trance anthem included in many compilations in both chill-out ...more

Coone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Coone - born Koen Bauweraerts Koen Bauweraerts, more commonly known as Coone, is a Belgian jumpstyle and hardstyle producer, and DJ. He has been producing since the year 2002, when he started with hard house productions. ...more

Danger Mouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Danger Mouse - born Brian Joseph Burton White Plains, New York, United States of America Brian Joseph Burton, better known by his stage name Danger Mouse, is an American musician, songwriter and producer. He came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album, which combined ...more

Dannic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs

Darude is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Darude - born Toni-Ville Henrik Virtanen Eura, Finland Ville Virtanen, better known by his stage name Darude, is a Finnish electronic dance music producer and DJ from Eura, Hinnerjoki. He started making music in 1996 and released the hit single ...more

Jeffrey Sutorius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Dash Berlin - born Jeffrey Sutorius The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands Jeffrey Sutorius is a disc jockey and record producer.

Datsik is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Datsik - born Troy Beetles Kelowna, Canada Troy Beetles, better known by his stage name Datsik, is a Canadian music producer and DJ. His first release was in the spring of 2009; he has since played at venues all over the world, including ...more

Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Deadmau5 - born Joel Thomas Zimmerman Niagara Falls, Canada Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known by his stage name deadmau5, is a Canadian progressive-house music producer and performer from Toronto, Ontario. Zimmerman produces a variety of styles within ...more

Deorro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs

Dieselboy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Dieselboy - born Damian Higgins Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States of America Damian Higgins, better known by his stage name Dieselboy, is an American drum and bass DJ and producer. He is the founder of the Human Imprint music label in 2002, and co-founder of its sublabel ...more

Dimitri Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Dimitri Vegas - born Dimitri Thivaios Dimitri Vegas is a musician.

Diplo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Diplo - born Thomas Wesley Pentz Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978), better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American DJ, record producer and rapper based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-creator and lead ...more

Dirty South is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Dirty South - born Dragan Roganović Belgrade, Serbia Dragan Roganović, better known by his stage name Dirty South is a Serbian-Australian DJ, remixer and record producer based in Melbourne.

Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
DJ AM - born Adam Michael Goldstein Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA DJ AM was an American DJ, remixer, record producer and musician. Goldstein was a member of the rock band Crazy Town, co-owner of a management company called Deckstar and worked on albums for ...more

DJ Jazzy Jeff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
DJ Jazzy Jeff - born Jeffrey Allen Townes Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Jeffrey Allen Townes, also known as DJ Jazzy Jeff or simply Jazz, is an American hip hop and R&B disc jockey, record producer, turntablist and actor who is best known for his early career ...more

DJ Khaled is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
DJ Khaled - born Khaled Mohamed Khaled USA, New Orleans, Louisiana Khaled Khaled, better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, rapper, DJ and record label executive. He is a radio host for the Miami-based urban ...more

DJ Krush is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
DJ Krush - born Hideaki Ishi Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan Hideaki Ishi, better known by his stage name DJ Krush, is a hip hop producer and DJ. He is known for his atmospheric instrumental production which incorporates sound elements from nature and ...more

DJ Shadow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
DJ Shadow - born Joshua Paul Davis Davis, California, United States of America Joshua Paul "Josh" Davis, better known by his stage name DJ Shadow, is an American music producer and DJ. He is a prominent figure in the development of instrumental hip hop and first ...more

DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
DJ Snake - born William Sami Etienne Grigahcine William Sami Etienne Grigahcine (born 13 June 1986), known professionally as DJ Snake, is a French DJ and record producer from Paris.

DJ Umek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
DJ Umek - born Uroš Umek Ljubljana, Slovenia Uroš Umek, better known as DJ Umek or simply Umek, is a Slovenian dance music composer and DJ. Musically active since 1993, he is the owner of several techno record labels. In 1999 he founded ...more

DJ Yoda is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
DJ Yoda - born Duncan Beiny London, United Kingdom Duncan Beiny, better known as DJ Yoda, is a hip hop turntablist who uses samples to create a cartoony musical style.

Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Don Diablo - born Don Pepijn Schipper Netherlands Don Pepijn Schipper, also known as Don Diablo, is a Dutch DJ and producer of electronic dance music. He is known for his eclectic style of production and vocalizing in most of his songs.

Ali Shirazinia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Dubfire - born Ali Shirazinia Tehran, Iran Ali Shirazinia, commonly known by his stage name Dubfire, is an Iranian American house and techno DJ and producer. Prior to his solo career, Dubfire was one-half of the four-time nominated and ...more

edIT is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
edIT - born Edward Ma edIT is an American electronic music producer and DJ based in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of The Glitch Mob.

Example is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Example - born Elliot John Gleave Fulham, London, England Elliot John Gleave, better known by his stage name Example, is an English rapper signed to Epic Records and Sony Music. His name arose due to his initials being E.G., which is an abbreviation of ...more

Excision is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Excision - born Jeff Abel Jeff Abel, better known by his stage name Excision, is a Canadian dubstep producer and DJ. Excision frequently works with fellow Canadian dubstep producers Datsik and Downlink. Along with ...more

Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Fatboy Slim - born Quentin Leo Cook Bromley, United Kingdom Norman Quentin Cook, also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician, rapper, and record producer. As a solo electronic act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two ...more

Felix da Housecat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Felix da Housecat - born Felix Stallings Jr. Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Felix da Housecat is an American DJ and record producer, mostly known for house music and electroclash. Felix is regarded as a member of the second wave of Chicago house and has produced an ...more

Fadi Wassef Naguib is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Fila - Fadi Wassef Naguib Cairo, Egypt Fadi Wassef Naguib is a record producer, disc jockey and composer.

Flume is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Flume - born Harley Edward Streten Sydney, Australia Harley Edward Streten, better known by his stage name Flume, is an Australian electronic music instrumentalist, producer and DJ. His debut self-titled album was released on 9 November 2012, ...more

Flux Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Flux Pavilion - born Joshua Steele Towcester, United Kingdom Joshua Kierkegaard G. Steele, better known by his stage name Flux Pavilion, is an English dance music record producer, singer-songwriter, DJ and label owner who has been performing since 2008. ...more